Street Parking Rates

Metered Parking Rates

Parking rates vary across the five boroughs and are reflective of neighborhood parking conditions including land use, density, and parking demand. Individual meter rates are posted on each parking meter and are limited to the posted duration on regulatory signage on each block. The maximum time for a parking session varies by type of vehicle and range from one hour to 15 hours. Metered regulations are not in effect on Sundays and motorists are advised to always check posted signage before parking. Rates and rules for commercial vehicles are different. Learn about rates and rules for charter buses

New York City uses some of the most sophisticated parking equipment available today. Meter payment can be made using coins, credit cards, NYC Parking Cards, and New York City’s mobile app ParkNYC. If paying with coins, motorists must use exact change. Learn how to use parking meters Learn more about parking cards


ParkNYC

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ParkNYC is an easy and convenient way to pay for on-street parking and municipal parking lots using a mobile phone or web browser.
What are the benefits of using ParkNYC? Pay for parking using your phone, rather than coins or credit card. There’s no need to go to a meter and no need to place a receipt on your dashboard. Receive mobile alerts prior to your time expiring and extend your parking time remotely, up to the maximum time allowed. Learn more or sign up by visiting ParkNYC.org Download the free app, available in the App Store and on Google Play.


Citywide Parking Meter Rates

Beginning in September 2018, parking meter rates for both on and off-street metered parking was increased. As of January 1, 2019, all meters have been reprogramed. The new rates are tailored to individual neighborhoods and are reflective of land use, density and parking demand. Accordingly, there are now different rate zones across the city tailored to improve curb access, promote turnover and increase parking availability Hourly parking rates for passenger parking range from $1.25 to $7.50, and from $5.00 to $8.00 for commercial parking, depending on the location and duration.

The details and location of these zones can be found on DOT’s Parking Rate Map.

Rate Chart

Always remember to check posted signage and meter to confirm regulations and price. Vehicle type, rates and durations may be variable throughout the day.

Manhattan Meter Rates

As of October 2018, all passenger meters with one hour time limits were converted to two hours south of 96th Street** with a progressive rate. In high demand areas of Manhattan, this rate encourages motorists to park for only as long as they need, opening up parking spaces for other users.

Passenger Commercial
Location 1st Hour   2nd Hour* 1st Hour   2nd Hour   3rd Hour
Midtown Core and Lower Manhattan
(Refer to DOT Parking Rate Map)
 $4.50         $7.50  $6.00         $7.00          $8.00
Manhattan South of 96th Street**
(Refer to DOT Parking Rate Map for specific block rates)
 $4.00         $6.75  $5.00         $6.00          $7.00

*Note: Longer term passenger spaces will charge the prevailing 1st hour rate for each hour.
** - Portions of Madison Ave and Fifth Avenue north of East 96th Street, and Columbus Avenue and Broadway north of West 96th Street are within the new Manhattan South of 96th Street rate area. Please refer to map or specifics on meter for details.


Standard Hourly Rates

Metered areas outside of Manhattan’s progressive zones follow a standard hourly rate for all vehicles.

Location Hourly Rate
Manhattan 96th Street to 110th Street** $2.50
Zone 1 - Outerborough Business Districts
(Downtown Brooklyn, Downtown Flushing, and Jamaica; Manhattan 125th St)
(Refer to DOT Parking Rate Map)
$2.00
Zone 2 - Neighborhood Retail Districts
(Refer to DOT Parking Rate Map)
$1.50
Zone 3 - All other metered locations
(Refer to DOT Parking Rate Map)
$1.25

** - Portions of Madison Ave and Fifth Avenue north of East 96th Street, and Columbus Avenue and Broadway north of West 96th Street are within the new Manhattan South of 96th Street rate area. Please refer to map or specifics on meter for details.

Other Rates

Learn more about Other Rates
Location Rate
Jackson Heights, Queens 30 mins $0.50
1 hour $1.50
1 hour 30 mins $2.50
2 hours $4.00

Location Rate
Forest Hills (Austin Street), Queens 1 hour $1.50
2 hours $3.00
3 hours $6.00

Charter Bus Rates

DOT provides metered parking spaces for charter buses. All charter bus spaces allow 3-hour maximum stay.

Hourly Rate
All charter bus metered spaces $20.00

Learn more about parking commercial vehicles